Today we were at Eden Golf Club.
Opened in 1992, Eden has matured into an extremely attractive golf course receiving great praise from visiting golfers for it’s immaculate condition, beautiful environment and above all it’s ability to test golfers without being unfair.
The fairways wind their way through the fifty acres of woodland around which the course is designed although tremendous views of the Pennine and Lakeland fells are still afforded on various parts of the course.
The river Eden is very much a hazard on holes 4 and 5 where a sliced ball is not advised.
Water is in play on several other holes including the short par four 11th, where a good drive
might be on the green but the slightest deviation will lead to a dropped shot.
On the whole the course design welcomes the driver with most fairways open enough to tempt the ambitious. However, the ever present threat of timber will catch out the reckless.
The opening nine is marginally easier than the back nine where the testing 14th and 15th can be a challenge to your card just as your concentration is beginning to wane.
Wildlife are numerous on the course with families of swans nesting on the lakes as well as mallard, moorhens, hares and the occasional roe deer.
A test for even the most established player. Thankfully, four more teeing options make this utterly stunning and uniquely situated course enjoyable for every level of golfer.
Best shot was Maurice Bolger who rocketed a driver off the 1st hole to put it down the centre off the white pots for the win on that hole!!
Well done to Vimla Goorwappa who put it to 6ft on the 13th par 3, from 146 yards with a hybrid!! Very impressive!!
Best Dressed goes to Nigel Dickinson who clearly checkered the weather before he came with those checkered pants!!!
1st - Craig Seery + Michael Seery (Golf Escapes Holiday) Countback 23 Back 9
2nd - Nigel Dickinson + Robert Dixon (Mizuno Golf Bags) Coutback 20 back 9
3rd - Albert Carmichael + Lawrence Pennycook (£200 MGPT Voucher) Countback 19 back 9
4th - Malcolm Roffe + Michael Crowson (£150 MGPT Voucher)
5th - Ryan Wilson + Henry Pearce (4-ball voucher)
6th - David Atkinson + Ian Gallager (£100 MGPT Voucher)
1st - Ian Turner + Chris Gill (£100 MGPT Voucher)
Nearest The Pins:
2nd - Jamie Beecher (£30 MGPT Voucher)
6th - Matty Younger (£30 MGPT Voucher)
9th - Mark McMillian (£30 MGPT Voucher)
13th - Albert Carmichael (£30 MGPT Voucher)
Daniel Gawith (£30 MGPT Voucher)
Alison Aiston (£30 MGPT Voucher)
Nigel Dickinson (£30 MGPT Voucher)
To see the full results from our event at Eden please click this link